Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Kansas Joins The Union

Today is the anniversary of Kansas statehood, joining the Union in 1861 as the 34th state. Years of contention between pro-slave and pro-free groups, sometimes coming to violence, culminated in Kansas joining the United States as a free state just prior to the beginning of the Civil War. We raise the Kansas flag and the 34-star United States flag today, the country's standard through the first two years of the Civil War.

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